Before you send money to the other side...........
What checks do you make?
Recent cases in the area put the spotlight on purchase conveyancers and highlight the insufficient checks that are being done to verify the other side. Due diligence requires you to check the firm you are sending monies to.
Checking the roll of solicitors is no longer enough!
Lawyer Checker from Local Authority Search Network has been designed to help you protect your clients’ money, regardless of whether they are the borrower or the lender. It has been developed and introduced to reduce uncertainty in identifying the legitimacy of the vendor conveyancer.
Nationwide Building Society v Davisons shows that even legitimate firms can be the victims of identity fraud and have their details used to perpetrate crime. It is increasingly easy for fraudsters to hide behind a legitimate front or pretend to be someone they are not to steal your clients’ money.
For a disbursement of only £5 plus VAT, Lawyer Checker immediately checks the sort code and account number of a vendor conveyancer against a constantly updated database of historical transactions.
For just £10 plus VAT as a disbursement, Lawyer Checker will carry out the same check as above and also conduct research using over 10 databases to provide you with further information on the entity where there is a potential risk.
As a client of Local Authority Search Network you can instruct us to carry out the checks on your behalf or you can carry out the checks online yourself via our website
For further information please contact Steve Davies on 01942 818100 or visit